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Health

July 23, 2020

Pakistan fourth position in terms of individual coronavirus transmission: report

Health

Thu, Jul 23, 2020
The report further underlined a positive trend of deaths from coronavirus steadily declining in Pakistan. AFP/Rizwan Tabassum/Files

LONDON/KARACHI: The UK's Imperial College London, in a report issued Wednesday on coronavirus deaths in Pakistan, said the country now ranks fourth around the world in terms of person-to-person virus transmission.

The College's researchers noted that the coronavirus transmission rate in Pakistan has been steadily declining and is now in the 0.52-0.83 range. Overall, the per-capita rate across the country aggregated to only 0.73.

The lower the rate goes, the less the virus would spread, they said, adding that the lowest was in Portugal, while Germany and Nigeria had the second- and third-lowest rates.

The report further underlined a positive trend of deaths from coronavirus steadily declining in Pakistan.

In the past week, 371 people had succumbed to the coronavirus, the report stated, adding that the researchers hoped for the deaths to go even lower in the week starting July 21.

Researchers said they hope deaths remain between 247-329 in the upcoming week.

So far, Pakistan has had close to 269,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, whereas 5,701 people have succumbed to the respiratory disease.